Jessi

I guess I got the idea of getting tattoos while I was still in middle school. I admired tattooed people and felt that tattoos might be an essential part of my own style as well. One of the people that I admired was my tattooed aunt. She’s always been one of my greatest role models. … Continue reading Jessi

Minerva

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been interested in Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythologies. I still remember the feeling when we began to study those things at school, especially the myths like how Pallas Athene was born through Zeus’ forehead – the whole world of stories really swept me off my feet. From the … Continue reading Minerva

Daniel

I’ve never been a big fan of tattoos, and when I was younger, I used to say I’d never have one myself. To be honest, I’m still not very fond of tattoos, and I think the skin is more beautiful without them. Nevertheless, I currently have 7+1 tattoos on my skin. In 2011, a friend … Continue reading Daniel

Caro

I was 18 years old when I got my first tattoo. I wanted to have something quite small, so I took this little image on my wrist. It’s from the solo album of a Japanese artist called Hyde. He’s also the vocalist of a Japanese rock band, L’Arc~en~Ciel. He said that this album, Roentgen, was […]

Kaisa

I started planning my first tattoo when I still was underage. I invented the idea of my first tattoo when I was lying on my bed and listening to one of my favorite bands, Simple Plan. Although these words don’t even appear in the lyrics of the song I was listening to, somehow they just … Continue reading Kaisa

Pete (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Olin nuorempana punkkarikakara, irokeesi päässä ja kaikkea. Ensimmäisten tatuointien ottaminen oli sekin varmasti tietynlaista kapinaa. Kun olin lapsi, isäni sanoi minulle aina, että älä ota koskaan yhtään tatuointia. Hän oli itse aikoinaan tehnyt kavereidensa kanssa perhosneuloilla kännissä tatuointeja, joita katui jälkeenpäin, eikä halunnut minun tekevän samaa virhettä. Taisin olla vasta 16-vuotias, kun yritin ensimmäisen kerran … Continue reading Pete (Suomeksi/In Finnish)

Pete

I used to be a punk kid when I was young, with a mohawk and all. I guess my first tattoos were some sort of rebellion, too. When I was young, my father always said to me I shouldn’t get any tattoos. He had made tattoos with his friends in his younger years while being … Continue reading Pete